A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.
The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
Weight or violence of blows.
The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations. Zig Ziglar
I got quite annoyed after the Haiti earthquake. A baby was taken from the wreckage and people said it was a miracle. It would have been a miracle had God stopped the earthquake. More wonderful was that a load of evolved monkeys got together to save the life of a child that wasn't theirs. Terry Pratchett
load in Afrikaans is laai, belaai
load in Dutch is laden
load in Finnish is lasti
load in French is chargement, fardeau
load in German is aufladen, Last, Last, laden
load in Italian is caricato
load in Latin is sarcina, onus
load in Norwegian is last, laste, lade, belastning
load in Portuguese is carga
load in Spanish is carga, ajobo, cargar
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